It took us awhile to get used to coming down the stairs and being hit with light like the front door was wide open.
Adding window to front door.
We just gave our front door a total overhaul by painting it and adding a window yes i said we added a window to our front door and the end result is absolutely stunning and so easy to achieve.
Cutting the opening if installing a kit follow instructions.
Adding the decorative glass window and painting the door white tied the entry together nicely.
Rather than purchasing a new door consider putting a window into your existing door.
See all of the details of our front door makeover in this post.
If you re installing custom glass panels cut the opening 1 8 inch wider all around than the panel.
Next in shutthefrontdoordiy learn to add a glass pane to a wood door.
Adding a window to a front door.
Let some light into your entryway by installing a window in your solid slab door.
This allows the door to expand and contract seasonally without.
How to put a window in a solid wood door.
Clean the glass throughly and tape off the window or door frame.
You will need the following supplies the lengths for the wood will depend on the size of the opening one interior hollow core door.
If you have a typical wooden door with panels you can usually replace one of them with glass.
To remove the door just remove the 3 hinge pins.
Most inset or raised panel doors start out as a thick grid like frame.
It is a small room and while i am rarely in there with the door shut i thought it might open up this hallway a bit.
Many people like having a window in a door so they can see who might be standing on the other side or to simply let some light into a dark area.
Door glass inserts are the quickest and least expensive way to completely transform the look of your entryway.
By replacing old broken and dated glass or adding glass to an existing solid door you ll be able to change the entire look of your entrance in less than an hour regardless of diy experience.
Apply a thin coat of the spray paint and let it dry.
Yesterday yvonne shared how to build a door from scratch with a frosted glass pane but if you have an existing door and just want some light today s tutorial from charlotte will walk you through the process just like she did for making your own floor pouf and don t forget to come link up your door related.
The natural light that streams through the entry now is wonderful.
Beveled or stained glass windows add interest to the front door and can be custom cut to fit carved panel openings.
If your door is solid wood you ll need to take it down and cut a panel the size of the window you want to install.
I wanted to add a window to my laundry room door.